Russia: gold output up in August 2018

Russian gold bar production rose by 0.4% YoY and by 9.5% MoM in August, the Federal State Statistics Service said on September 17.

In January-August gold bar production decreased by 0.4% YoY.

No absolute figures were disclosed. (Prime/Ukrainian metal)

Russia: ferrous scrap exports to Belarus up in August 2018

In August Russia exported 129 thousand tons of ferrous scrap to Belarus.

According to the railroad statistics, this is up by 20.2% YoY.

In January-August scrap exports totaled 885.2 thousand tons, up by 17.8% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: 660 million UAH to be spent to shut down state mines

Next year the government intends to provide 659.7 million UAH to shut down and maintain closed coalmines and coal-processing enterprises.

According to the budget draft, the funds will be spent to prepare 3 coalmining enterprises for liquidation.

There are also 16 projects to shut down enterprises and maintain 2 water-pumping complexes. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: projectile hit at Crimean Titanium “most probable” version given composition of emissions

Deputy Minister for the temporarily occupied territories, Yuriy Hrymchak, spoke about what happened in northern Crimea’s Armyansk at “Crimean Titanium” plant, as well as about other more potentially dangerous enterprises located in the occupied peninsula and parts of Donbas. – What happened at Crimean Titanium in the occupied Crimea’s Armyansk, where a hazardous release of…

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Russia: VMZ railroad sales down in August 2018

In August Vyksa Iron and Steel Works shipped 146.2 thousand tons of metal via railroad, down by 21.3% YoY.

In 8 months sales reached 1.51 million tons, up by 15.1% YoY.

Russian customers received 1.18 million tons, up by 15.2%, while exports grew by 14.5%, to 333.7 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: OCTG pipe market in 2018 to grow

In 2017 Russia witnessed a considerable increase in the consumption of the Oil Country Tubular Goods (casing, drilling and compressor-pump pipes). In particular, consumption grew by 12% YoY, to 2.3 million tons. This year the demand for OCTG pipes will continue growing. The main driver of the demand increase will be the growing length of…

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Ukraine: metal companies increase gas and electricity consumption in August 2018

In August metal companies consumed 150 million cubic meters of natural gas, up by 3% MoM.

In 8 months 1230 million cubic meters were consumed, up by 11%.

Electricity consumption totaled 7.9 billion kW-h, up by 10%. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: AMKR medical center available to all citizens

Two polyclinics of Steel Plant and Mining Department of PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih started providing medical services to citizens of Kriviy Rih in September. About 140 medical services are available to the citizens. The citizens can pass medical research, ultrasonic diagnosis, X-Ray, to get the recommendations of cardiologist, gynecologist, neuropathist, ophthalmologist, otolaryngologist and dermatologist. In…

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